Harris-Wheeler Collection, 1870-2000

Title: Harris-Wheeler Collection, 1870-2000
Extent: 15.88 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1950-1979
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The Harris-Wheeler Collection documents the efforts of Alvin S. Harris, an amateur erotic photographer, and Richard "Dick" Oliver Wheeler, an enthusiast, to collect, share, and sell cross-dressing and sexual fetish materials, including literature, photographs, periodicals, catalogs, and other types of sexually explicit content. Notable figures represented in the collection include Irving Claw, John Willie, Louise Lawrence, and Christine Jorgensen. The bulk of the collection was created between 1950 and 1979.
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Finding Aid with Box List
Series I: Cross-dressing and Trans Fiction, 1923-1983
Series II: Subject Files, 1870-2000
Series III: Scrapbooks and Binders, 1949-1954